Seminars

Media Talk 101 provides a variety of multi-media presentations on the subject of media discernment by trained speakers.

You can have one or more of these presentations shared at your event depending on the type of audience, amount of time available, and number of sessions.

There are specialized messages for Christian schools (chapels, spiritual emphasis weeks, retreats, and parent meetings), homeschool groups (State conferences, local group meetings, and family integrated churches), churches, youth groups, men's conferences, and more.

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If you are wanting to coordinate an event and would like to receive some free materials or if you have any questions please call (815)275-1700 or use the contact form available here.

We provide this ministry on a donation/honorarium basis. (We sometimes request to have traveling expenses covered. Please contact us for more information).

The following are some titles and short descriptions of various presentations available. You can also read testimonies from students and adults here or view an example of some follow along notes, slides, and presentation outline.

Media Choices: Convictions or Compromise?

Need help for living in a media saturated society? Are you concerned about the impact of video games, Facebook, YouTube, iPods, texting, television and more? Do you feel as if you are cowering like Israel before the giant Goliath who continues to mock God and taunt the nation? Have no fear, there’s help to be found in God’s Word. This workshop will teach you how you can fight the media giant in your life using Biblical principles instead of legalistic rules.

The Counterfeit Life: Entertainment’s Deceptive Messages about Life to the Fullest

Today's entertainment has become one of the biggest stumbling blocks of spiritual growth and family health in this generation. It often portrays deceptive messages about what it means to live life to the fullest. Many careless homes have allowed toxic media to poison hearts and minds with wrong ideas about relationships, accomplishment, purpose, and identity. Learn about the messages prevalent in today’s media that could rob you and your family of the real life that God wants you to have.

Finding Freedom in a Media Captive Culture

Finding freedom often starts with an understanding that we might be blind to our captivity. When Jesus talked to His followers about gaining freedom they responded, “we have never been in bondage to anyone.” This generation has become captive to TV, captive to social networks, captive to texting, captive to video games, captive to pornography, and captive to a number of other forms of electronic media that have taken control of many lives and are holding them hostage. Many adults, young adults, teens, and children have been deceived by the world’s philosophy that freedom means doing whatever you please. Learn what authentic freedom is and how to escape the cultural walls that try to keep us from it.

Handle with Care: Family Conflicts over Media & Entertainment

What do you do when you discover that your kids are digitally connected to nearly everything and everyone but you? How should a spouse respond if the husband and wife are not on the same page regarding media choices in the home? Rediscover timeless Biblical principles that can be applied to modern family struggles.

Regaining Focus in an Age of Digital Distractions

For over 60 years, American culture has had an ever increasing infatuation with electronic media and entertainment. A handful of thoughtful skeptics in the past contemplated the long term effects on family, society, and individuals. Now we are reaping the consequences as more and more studies confirm what some had rightly predicted. That is, our ability to be attentive is steadily eroding. We are becoming less attentive to our families, study, work, and most importantly, to God. What are the results and what will it take to regain the ground that has been lost?

The Battle is Not Against Hollywood

We cannot afford to remain ignorant about the spiritual war and the tactics and weapons of the enemy. Hollywood and other strongholds of entertainment and media are not the enemy but have often become weapons in the hands of the enemy. We are under attack and many homes and individuals have become POW’s. The Bible teaches that we should not be ignorant of the wiles and schemes of Satan. Learn how to resist the enemy and live the victorious life.

Understanding Biblical Worship in the age of American Idol [atry]

We don’t think of our culture as idolatrous because we don’t see people bowing down to statues and making sacrifices and offerings to false gods. Our understanding of idolatry is too narrow and our understanding of true worship is also becoming more and more confused. This workshop looks at the Biblical understanding of genuine worship in contrast with mankind’s tendency towards idolatry which continues to manifest itself in our entertainment driven society.

Analyzing Movies and Other Entertainment from a Biblical Worldview

There are many websites today dedicated to providing movie reviews but do you have a Biblical framework for personal analysis and discernment? Are you teaching your children the importance of analyzing electronic media in conjunction with teaching them to analyze the books that they read? Entertainment is not neutral. All media has a message and those messages can have an impact in our lives for good or for bad.

Hearing God in a World Full of Noise

Jesus said that His sheep would hear His voice. Have you struggled with understanding what it means to hear God's voice? Are you someone who wonders why you don't hear His voice? This teaching focuses on a Biblical understanding of what it means to hear God voice and some common hindrances in our lives that can block our spiritual ears.